The Public Prosecutor's Office in Navarra announced on Friday morning that it would appeal [Thursday's judgement][1] in the wolf-pack gang rape case that has shocked Spain, after judges ruled the crime was not rape but the lesser charge of sexual abuse.

The prosecutor's office said after reviewing the 371-page judgement, which included a 240-page dissenting opinion, that it still believed its initial opinion—that the events constituted the crime of sexual assault (rape), not sexual abuse—was correct.

Two of the three judges on Thursday described the terrifying ordeal endured by the victim but said the events did not meet the legal requirements under Spain's 1995 Criminal Code—the use of violence or intimidation—for a rape conviction.

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